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Cousin is in Canada, how to prove the relationship with me?

Old Jul 24th 2005, 6:51 am
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Hi, All,

I am intending to apply for Canadian immigration under the SW category. I have a cousin living in Canada. I was wondered what doduments I should provide in my aplication to prove my relationship with him?

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Old Jul 24th 2005, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by abang
Hi, All,

I am intending to apply for Canadian immigration under the SW category. I have a cousin living in Canada. I was wondered what doduments I should provide in my aplication to prove my relationship with him?

Thanks

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Having a cousin in Canada does not give you any points in selection so you do not have to provide proof of the relationship.
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Old Jul 24th 2005, 7:12 am
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Thank you very much!


Originally Posted by Jim Humphries
Having a cousin in Canada does not give you any points in selection so you do not have to provide proof of the relationship.
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Old Jul 24th 2005, 9:22 pm
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Abang, I started the same process, as I have a cousin, that I thought was
familynut it's only mother, father, sisters, brothers and also grand parents(I think).

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Originally Posted by abang
Hi, All,

I am intending to apply for Canadian immigration under the SW category. I have a cousin living in Canada. I was wondered what doduments I should provide in my aplication to prove my relationship with him?

Thanks

Abang
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Originally Posted by RGPickles
it's only mother, father, sisters, brothers and also grand parents (I think).
Uncles and aunts too, provided they are related to you "by blood", ie not married into the family.
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Uncles and aunts too, provided they are related to you "by blood", ie not married into the family.
An aunt is an aunt is an aunt. There is no "blood relative" requirement.
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Originally Posted by Jim Humphries
An aunt is an aunt is an aunt. There is no "blood relative" requirement.
So if your mother's brother lived in Canada along with his wife, and the brother died (eg your uncle by blood) his wife (your aunt by marriage) could still count as a relative?

In that case would a step-parent count? eg your mother remarried, predeceased her Canadian spouse?
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Not really. See Regs here:

http://www.canlii.org/ca/regu/sor2-227/sec83.html

pay attention to Section 83(5)(a) which states the following:

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83(5) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), a skilled worker shall be awarded 5 points if

(a) the skilled worker or the skilled worker's accompanying spouse or accompanying common-law partner is related by blood, marriage, common-law partnership or adoption to a person who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada and who is

(i) their father or mother,

(ii) the father or mother of their father or mother,

(iii) their child,

(iv) a child of their child,

(v) a child of their father or mother,

(vi) a child of the father or mother of their father or mother, other than their father or mother, or

(vii) a child of the child of their father or mother;
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Originally Posted by snowbunny
So if your mother's brother lived in Canada along with his wife, and the brother died (eg your uncle by blood) his wife (your aunt by marriage) could still count as a relative?

In that case would a step-parent count? eg your mother remarried, predeceased her Canadian spouse?
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Not really. See Regs here:
Given what looks like direct line relationships, it doesn't look like an aunt whether by blood or marriage would count.

In fact, looks like only blood or adoption count, unless marriage/partnership confers "in-law" privileges eg mother-in-law, son-in-law, step-child.
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Aunt counts as per 83(5)(a)(vi):

(vi) a child of the father or mother of their father or mother, other than their father or mother


Originally Posted by snowbunny
Given what looks like direct line relationships, it doesn't look like an aunt whether by blood or marriage would count.

In fact, looks like only blood or adoption count, unless marriage/partnership confers "in-law" privileges eg mother-in-law, son-in-law, step-child.
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Default Re: Cousin is in Canada, how to prove the relationship with me?

Originally Posted by Andrew Miller
Aunt counts as per 83(5)(a)(vi):

(vi) a child of the father or mother of their father or mother, other than their father or mother
Okay. and I'm the family historian.....

but if marriage confers status, is there an example of a relationship by marriage that would count? step-parent, step-child, step-sibling?
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Old Jul 25th 2005, 10:33 am
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If it is a spouse or common-law partner of principal applicant who has qualified relative in Canada.

This is how OP06 chapter of Immigration Manual instructs officers in this matter:

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10.15(d) Relatives in Canada:
• Award five points if the applicant or accompanying spouse or common- law partner has a relative (parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, child of a parent, child of a grandparent, or grandchild of a parent) who is residing in Canada and is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
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so, for example a legally adopted by parent(s) of principal applicant step-sibling will qualify


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Okay. and I'm the family historian.....

but if marriage confers status, is there an example of a relationship by marriage that would count? step-parent, step-child, step-sibling?
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Old Jul 25th 2005, 5:09 pm
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Thank you all for the reply.




[QUOTE=Andrew Miller]If it is a spouse or common-law partner of principal applicant who has qualified relative in Canada.
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